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The myth of a Christian religion

Gregory A. Boyd

The myth of a Christian religion

losing your religion for the beauty of a revolution

by Gregory A. Boyd

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Published by Zondervan in Grand Rapids, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jesus Christ -- Example,
  • Christian life

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ).

    StatementGregory A. Boyd.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV4501.3 .B695 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23016067M
    ISBN 109780310283836
    LC Control Number2009001951
    OCLC/WorldCa301705391


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